On our second week here, Julia and I decided to sign up for the Mexico City Market Tour to get a taste of some street food, sample some fresh fruits and vegetables, and familiarize ourselves with our new city. We started the tour visiting a street vendor selling the morning tamale and atole. The difference between tamales here and those from South Texas is that the ones here are made with less manteca and therefore fluffier and most likely healthier. Atole is a traditional masa based hot drink with sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla although you could also get chocolate added.
Then, we stopped at El Mercado De San Juan, a market known for its fresh fruits, vegetables, chiles, moles, fish, and meats. Many of the finest chefs shop there for their restaurants.
After the market, we headed over to another street vendor selling Tlacoyos, oval hand-made tortillas that are stuffed with beans, and quesadillas.
Our next stop was a Pulque Bar but we'll write about that on our next post...
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